Features

My projects and full-length essays.
 

  1. When Police Kill the Homeless

    When police kill the homeless, they often do so with impunity. I've tagged this entry as a 'feature' due to the magnitude of its length more so than of its quality, but it does probe an important issue at the nexus of my libertarian and anti-capitalist motivations. It is my first (and rough) attempt at applying some ideas from the first volume of Agamben's Homer Sacer to the criminalization of homelessness (following Feldman's lead).

  2. Why I Don't Vote

    Remembering Saint Max on this All Saints' Day: A spooky explanation of why I don't vote from an individualist's perspective.

  3. Transcript of Dateline NBC's Exposé of Gabriel of Sedona

    After I posted three links to a video of a Dateline episode featuring a small Arizona religious group, two of the three hosts received DMCA take-down notices from the group's lawyer and took down the video. So I pulled out my stenotype keyboard and made this quick transcript of the 40-minute program. Corrections welcome.

  4. Jesus on [Same-Sex] Marriage

    I hate how people try to appeal to Jesus to support their own ideas of who should or should not be candidates for marriage. Jesus' teachings do not so easily lend themselves to those who would rule over their neighbors.

  5. Biased Belief: Why the Mormon Missionaries Haven't Converted Me Yet

    Where I present my prophet complex theory of Joseph Smith's epistemology and criticize the methods of LDS missionaries on the same basis.

Weblog

Usually shorter thoughts and commentary on current events.

  1. When Police Kill the Homeless

    When police kill the homeless, they often do so with impunity. I've tagged this entry as a 'feature' due to the magnitude of its length more so than of its quality, but it does probe an important issue at the nexus of my libertarian and anti-capitalist motivations. It is my first (and rough) attempt at applying some ideas from the first volume of Agamben's Homer Sacer to the criminalization of homelessness (following Feldman's lead).

  2. Denver's October 2011 Uprisings

    This post is just a collection of links to some of the media covering the protests which started in Denver on October 15, 2011, so I don't have to spam all of them to my linklog.

  3. Sweatshops Are Not Good for the Poor

    Another example of why libertarianism must necessarily imply socialism

  4. Seven Stupid Things About Arizona's SB 1062

    A republic which can't even protect its large sexual minorities is a stupid republic.

  5. Bill Nye and the Importance of Science Education

    "I was born here. I'm a patriot. And so we have to embrace science education." --Bill Nye's impeccable logic.

Linklog

A list of interesting links I find on the world wide web.